'Little Shop Of Gypsies' Makes 180-Pound Wedding Dress
- The extravagant wedding dresses spotlighted on the various "gypsy" shows have always been astonishing to see. The latest venture, "Little Shop of Gypsies," focuses on th...
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It's clear the big stars of the Gypsy programming on TLC are the dressmakers. On the heels of "Bling It On," which profiles the work of fashion designer Sondra Celli on "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding," comes "Little Shop of Gypsies," a series that features Thelma Madine, a British dressmaker who first gained notoriety on -- what else? -- the U.K.'s "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding." In "Little Shop," Madine takes on 10 young female Gypsies as apprentices to help her manage the growing demand for her over-the-top dresses and extravagant designs. She has six months to teach the ladies how to tailor dresses, a challenge that -- predictably -- is rough at times, to the point where Madine comes close to abandoning the project.